AmeriCorps*VISTA, Phila. Dept. of Commerce

Posted by on May 10, 2010

AmeriCorps*VISTA, Phila. Dept. of Commerce

The Business Outreach Associate AmeriCorps VISTA position is a pilot program with the Philadelphia Department of Commerce to bolster Commerce’s outreach to immigrant business communities and connecting local immigrant-owned businesses to technical assistance and business services provided through Commerce and its partners. Commerce is the umbrella organization for all economic development activity in the city and leads efforts to develop business-friendly strategies to help both small businesses and major corporations in Philadelphia thrive.

Duties that the VISTA will be expected to perform are small business mapping, outreach to provide technical assistance and business service information, assistance in organizing group meetings, information sessions and/or workshops to address identified technical assistance needs or corridor/neighborhood marketplace issues in partnership with CDCs and/or BAs (when applicable), and strengthening Commerce’s database and directory about immigrant-owned businesses.

Living Allwance
Relocation Allowance
Health Insurance
$5,350.00 education award

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